Auburn Astronomical Society E-Newsletter
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We’ll hold our January meeting on Friday, January 7, at 7:45PM, in room 215 of Davis Hall, the Aerospace Engineering Building. I’ll need to sit this one out – visiting grandchildren trump astronomy meetings.
AAS memberships ($20.00/$10.00 for full-time students) are due in January. Make checks payable to “Auburn Astronomical Society”. Families are covered with a single membership. If you’re unable to attend our January meeting, mail your dues to:
Auburn Astronomical SocietyYour dues allow us to purchase DVDs for programs, continue our affiliation with the Astronomical League, and to buy, upgrade, and maintain our loaner scope program and tape/DVD library.
We’ve never made a big deal about membership and encourage “AAS friends” to attend and participate in meetings, star parties, and public events. But, there are a few benefits restricted to members:
• Discounts on purchases from Oceanside Photo & Telescope
to those members who do not attend on a regular basis but still want to
help us out by paying AAS their membership dues.
I'd like to formally invite you back to Jackson Ga. for Georgia Sky View 2012, held March 22-25 at Camp McIntosh of Indian Springs state park. As always we'll have speakers, twilight activities, pot luck dinner and more! The link to the website is attached and if you have any questions at all feel free to contact me as firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-540-3762.
Here's to a great 2012! Let's make this years event one for the ages!
Please welcome to the mail list: Scott J.K. Carnahan, in Auburn and Steve Slocum, in Montgomery.
Mark Moe wrote that he had moved and changed his e-mail address, but only the old address was included. So Mark, if you’re reading this on the Web page, please send me your new e-mail.
Former AAS member, Mack Acheson, wrote to wish us a merry Christmas and sent this link for locating dark-sky sites: http://www.jshine.net/astronomy/dark_sky/index.php?lat=46.61926103617151&lng=-70.6201171875&zoom=6&pollution=true&selected_id=1
sends this 2012 year in preview for astronomical events.
sends this reminder of the impact crater lecture and tour: Found
out that the Wetumpka Civic Center is hosting events concerning the local
impact crater on Feb 2-4. Dr King's lecture is Thurs Feb 2 at 7pm. Friday
Feb 3 has crater tours for school students...reservations required. Sat
Feb 4 has $20 pre-tour lectures followed by van tours of the crater itself
... reservations required for slots of 8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am, Noon or
1pm tours available.